Blue Heron Days

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About the Festival

The first Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days Festival was held in 2004. Blue Heron Days was so named because Lino Lakes has the second largest Blue Heron rookery in the state. The Blue Heron has been the city logo for many years, symbolizing the area's beauty and natural amenities.

A highlight of the festival is a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday on Lake Drive, starting at Target and ending just short of Main Street. The parade has become more popular each year, with celebrity grand marshals and guest emcees, floats, local organizations and businesses, and the Lino Lakes Ambassadors riding on the city float. Other popular events include the street dance on Friday and Saturday night at Tavern on Main, Quad Chamber Business Expo & Art Fair, American Legion Family Picnic, YMCA Splash and Dash, Petting Zoo, Centennial Fire Open House, Shawn Silvera Memorial Run, Daisy Dash and much more! The coronation is held on Sunday of that weekend to crown the next year’s Miss Lino Lakes Ambassadors. Each year something new and different brings families out to enjoy the festivities.

Watch this site for the latest information on events, applications to participate in events, volunteer opportunities and ways to sponsor this community festival.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, August 14, 2015

6:00 pm – games begin American Legion Auxiliary Softball Tournament at Sunrise Park (6918 Sunrise Drive)
8 p.m. Tavern on Main Street Dance (8001 Lake Drive) Starring: Gb Leighton
Dusk Movie in the Park – “UP” at Lino Park


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Lino Park Events

10 am – 4 pm Magic Bounce Inflatables
Noon – 4 pm Quad Chamber of Commerce
Business Expo and Art Fair
1 – 3:45 pm Petting Zoo
1 – 4:00 pm  FREE Henna Tattoos and Caricature Drawings
1 – 4 pm Kiddie Carnival
3 – 4 pm FREE Comfort Yoga

Other Events

8 am  Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Run (Lino Lakes City Offices – 600 Town Center Parkway)
9 am  Daisy Dash – kids fun run (Lino Lakes City Offices – 600 Town Center Parkway)
9 am – 1 pm CERT Team Blood Drive at F & M Bank (7641 Lake Drive)
9:30 am Kids Splash & Dash Duathlon at Lino Lakes Y (7690 Village Drive)
10 am – 7 pm American Legion Family Picnic (7731 Lake Drive)
11 am Parade on Lake Drive
1:30 pm – games begin American Legion Auxiliary Softball Tournament at Sunrise Park (6918 Sunrise Drive)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wooden Boat, Car and Motorcycle Show at American Legion (7731 Lake Drive)
8 pm Tavern on Main Street Dance (8001 Lake Drive) Starring: 8 foot 4


Sunday, August 16, 2015

11 am – 5 pm Waldoch Farm Garden Tour/Corn Feed
(8174 Lake Drive)
4:30 pm Lino Lakes Ambassador Coronation
North Springs Church (7868 Lake Drive)

*Please note that information is subject to change.